Preserving Privacy of Integrated E-Government Information: Architecture Approach

Hilal Alabdali, Mohammed Albadawi, Mohamed Sarrab

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Abstract

Governments often begin their e-government initiatives by automating their services. Service automation requires integrating different information from various government entities to make the e-services more effective, efficient, and accessible. This enables government entities to integrate their data through electronic channels that are not restricted by time or locations, which may lead to privacy breach or misuse during information exchange. On the other hand, many government regulators have begun to enact some data protection regulations by forcing service providers to embed privacy into the design specifications and architecture of the integrated services to make it as a key enabling factor for data protection. This study investigates the challenges to design an e-government architecture using the optimal business tool together with the most efficient service design approach where it can protect privacy from misuse. From a privacy perspective, the main contributions of this study are to identify reasonable requirements for protecting privacy, to determine the best method that can align the business logic with the technical approaches, and to propose a privacy architecture approach based on aligned tools. Thus, the purpose of this study is to find the optimal method to protect integrated e-government information from an architecture point of view. Therefore, the study is driven by the importance of achieving a trustworthy e-government initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference, MENACOMM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference, MENACOMM 2019 - Manama, Bahrain
Duration: Nov 19 2019Nov 21 2019

Publication series

Name2019 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference, MENACOMM 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference, MENACOMM 2019
Country/TerritoryBahrain
CityManama
Period11/19/1911/21/19

Keywords

  • E-Government
  • E-services
  • Integration
  • Privacy
  • Privacy by Design
  • Service-Oriented Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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